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Court spurns worker who asked it to force Cogta to promote him. Why?

Limpopo treasury turned down department’s request to approve his new job, and judge agrees with its reasons

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A Limpopo government employee who tried to use the courts to force the provincial treasury to offer him a higher salary in a new position has failed.

Matome Mphasha initially approached the High Court in Polokwane two years ago, but in December the court ultimately told him his case had no chance of succeeding, especially with allegations he didn’t have the skills for the new position.

The ruling by Limpopo judge president Ephraim Makgoba explained how Mphasha originally worked at the office of the MEC of cooperative governance, human settlements and traditional affairs (Cogta) and was in January 2017 told he had successfully secured a new job with the Eastern Cape provincial government...

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